Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Unique Nursery Room Decor & Free Giveaway for a $50 Gift Certificate

I love decorating and thoroughly enjoyed finding unique nursery room decor ideas for my baby boy's (not much of a baby anymore!) room. In my search I found some adorable wall sconces, lamps, crib bedding, and wall decor that I thought I would share.

One way to give your baby's nursery a unique look is with wall sconces. Especially if you are decorating a baby girls nursery. Wall sconces can range from a classic style to a modern, contemporary design. Here are a couple of my favorites that would be a beautiful addition to your nursery decor.





Nursery lamps are not what they use to be! There are some beautiful & unique styles that can easily be matched to your nursery decor. The Garden Party lamp with its adorable polka dot & ruffle shade is a great addition to any little girls room. My little boy loves cars and this Go Car Go lamp fit right into his room decor. If you are a fan of paisley, the Paisley Splash is available in lime (pictured) or pink.





I love the style of nursery crib bedding sets that are available today. I just don't remember having such unique designs available when my three grown children were babies. The designs and color choices available make it easy to decorate your baby's or toddlers nursery. Some of my favorites are the Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat & ABC bedding sets, and the Chibi Zoo set from Trend Lab Baby.





Of course you can't leave the nursery walls bare! The choices of baby nursery wall decor is mind boggling. From unique wall art to beautiful fabric memory boards, it makes it really hard to choose. My favorites were these fabric memory boards, growth charts, and wall banners.





Now for the really good part. We're having a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate that can be used at any CSN store. You can find a list of stores at www.csnstores.com/ourstores.asp. So if you want to use your gift certificate to buy something for your baby's nursery you can, or you can use it on yourself! It's your choice.

The giveaway starts today, May 19, 2010 and ends on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. You can have your name entered multiple times depending on how many different places you promote the giveaway or our website.

Here's how you can enter to win:

  1. Visit our site's baby crib bedding, then come back here & post a comment telling us which one you like best. Your name will be entered into the drawing for our giveaway.
    Get one additional entry for each of the following:

  2. Promote the $50 Gift Certificate giveaway on your website or blog with a link to "Alexander's Playroom"
    (a href="http://www.alexandersplayroom.com/"). Then add a comment on this post with a link to your promotion.

  3. Follow Alexander's Playroom Blog by clicking on the follow button, top left next to blogger search box, or by Google Friend Connect in the right sidebar.

  4. Become a Fan of Alexander's Playroom on Facebook by clicking on the "Like" button at the top.

  5. Follow Alexander's Playroom on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (you can tweet daily) - Copy & paste:
    Enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate http://tiny.cc/98wqn @merry_mama #giveaway

  6. Promote the giveaway on Stumble Upon or Digg with a link to this post. Then add a comment on this post with your Stumble or Digg name and / or URL.


You will be entered for each promotion of our contest. So if you visit our site & post a comment here for your favorite crib bedding set, plus promote it on Twitter & Facebook you will be entered three times.

This contest is opened to United States entrants only. We will be announcing the winner on June 14, 2010 on our blog, Facebook, & Twitter. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Baby Shoe Socks Giveaway

Don't miss out on our giveaway on Momma in Flip Flops 2 blog. We are giving away 1 set of either Garden Party or Let's Go to the Park baby shoe socks. These socks are so adorable and great addition to baby's wardrobe.






Enter at Momma in Flips Flop 2 blog post Alexander's Playroom Giveaway. Hurry, contest ends May 14, 2010.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Homemade Baby Shower Favors Ideas

In today's economy we are all looking for ways to save a little bit of money. Planning a baby shower can become very expensive. A good way to keep to your budget is to make homemade baby shower favors.

There are tons of cute favor boxes and organza bags that come in popular baby shower themes. These can save you a lot of money and can be filled with a sweet treat for your guests.


Mini Cello Favor Bag Kit





Mini Paper Favor Bags Kit





If you are crafty, here are a couple of ideas from the website, Plan the Perfect Baby Shower. They are both easy to make and inexpensive.

This adorable homemade favor bag uses patterned paper that can easily be matched to your baby shower theme.




For a yummy treat, make these simple Rice Krispie Treat lollipop favors. You only need a few ingredients and can also easily be matched to your theme.




Remember, keep your baby shower favors simple and give your guests something they are sure to love.